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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Will they fabricate to spec? Or is it just what...

Will they fabricate to spec? Or is it just what is available on the website?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Thanks Herb, decided to also order the URO boot...

Thanks Herb, decided to also order the URO boot kit to get the rings. I want them on hand to reduce downtime. $12 for 2 O-rings! Now I will have 2 sets of URO boots lying around.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Just ordered Hawks Performance Ceramics for my...

Just ordered Hawks Performance Ceramics for my M6. They are new. Will let you guys know how it turns out. They claim less dust than the 5.0's and more stopping power. Its the PC or yellow line. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Attached to 2 files here, since they were just...

Attached to 2 files here, since they were just links to downloads.

One is pocket guide to tightening technique

Other is understanding torque-angle
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Great initial over view ...

Great initial over view

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a6613/torque-wrench-101-how-to-get-the-right-amount-of-force/


This link will bring you to the download - midway down ...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Inner tie-rod boot/cover o-ring for steering rack - source?

I'm looking for the o-ring that goes on the end of the steering rack, where the tie-rod boot/gaiter is positioned over. Anyone have a source for these o-rings? The o-ring does not come with Lemforder...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Looking for Recommendation for Digital Angle Torque tool

not sure if an adapter is the best thing, or just bite the bullet and get a snap on digital torque wrench.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By SunglassesGuy
not cheap, but works great: ...

not cheap, but works great: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leatherique-Leather-Cleaner-Rejuvenator-pair-16-oz-w-free-Priority-Ship/272205061284?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Everything you wanted to know about torquing bolts but were afraid to ask

Great overview of proper torquing techniques and some common problems to avoid. I was trying to figure out precisely what torque-plus-angle was and ran across this article after trying to decipher...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Interesting, didn't know that. I wasn't running...

Interesting, didn't know that. I wasn't running run-flat tho. I'm 2nd owner, so guess I wouldn't have qualified.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Depends on what you want out of your car, but I'd...

Depends on what you want out of your car, but I'd replace all 4 with Bilstiens.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By SunglassesGuy
My E60 factory shocks went out around 60K, maybe...

My E60 factory shocks went out around 60K, maybe 65K not exactly certain. they were toast before I realized it. I kept cracking factory magnesium rims, didn't know why. finally hit a big dip on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SunglassesGuy
This is the least cost, most reputable place I...

This is the least cost, most reputable place I know that has them available. By the time you add 8% tax, its ~800. If you know a lower cost option, please let me know. I'm gathering all the parts...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Someone over at m5board told me they recently...

Someone over at m5board told me they recently ordered TRW and could not find any markings on it, the cast was rougher and he suspected it was made in china. if you look at the trw website, or...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Both Guide Links - #14 33322283771 ...

Both Guide Links - #14

33322283771
33322283772

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EH93-USA-12-2008-E63-BMW-M6&diagId=33_1347
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Normally I don't question it and get latest part,...

Normally I don't question it and get latest part, but in this case 2 will set me back $800 -vs- $200 for the older part number.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SunglassesGuy
REALOEM Meaning - Exchangeable retrospectively?

Does it mean I can exchange older part number if year is correct?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=EH93-USA-12-2008-E63-BMW-M6&mg=33&sg=30&diagId=33_1347&q=33322283771
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By SunglassesGuy
anyone running poly bushings in swing arms?

wondering how it feels on the street and on the track?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Thanks guys. It was brought to my attention the...

Thanks guys. It was brought to my attention the original factory TRW parts were "pre-merger" with ZF. Wondering if that somehow caused a shift in manufacturing location/materials/quality/purity etc
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Suspension parts - TRW -vs- Lemforder

I'm seeing price differences between these 2 brands. Usually TRW less expensive, and said to be the part the factory used (M6). I've had good experience with Lemforder, never tried a TRW part.
...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By SunglassesGuy
check out my post above. there claims to be a...

check out my post above. there claims to be a fix to the squeal on one of the links, haven't read it. also check out yorgi's post. he said you can reduce squeal by lightly filing the edges.

I...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By SunglassesGuy
ya - if you study the Hawk webpage, they show you...

ya - if you study the Hawk webpage, they show you optimum braking over various temp ranges depending on what material you select. one for every use. I like the hawk website, give you a lot of info...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By SunglassesGuy
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
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